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Your Year-Round Guide to Amelia Island Events

Annual Amelia Island events offer fun year-round

Our coastal town in northeast Florida is a four-season destination. Peaceful beaches, mild year-round weather, and fantastic Amelia Island events contribute to the Island’s allure! From arts festivals to events that celebrate local flavors, there’s an event for everyone’s interests. Come live like locals with us when you attend a seasonal event on Amelia Island! 

Browse a few of our favorites from each season below, then request access to our free Amelia Island Vacation Guide for a comprehensive list of annual events that we love!

Our Favorite Amelia Island Events by Season 

Please note that some listed Amelia Island events and festivals have been canceled due to COVID-19, and others are subject to change. We appreciate your patience as we continue to monitor the status of these events!

Ongoing Events

Fernandina Beach Market Place Farmers Market

Fernandina Beach Market Place showcases arts and produce markets along North 7th Street in historic downtown Fernandina. This market is open on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Being one block from the Inn, a walk to the market is a great way to start your day! 

Artrageous Art Walk

There’s no better way to support Amelia Island’s local artists than with the Artrageous Art Walk! This Amelia Island event takes place on the second Saturday of each month at participating galleries within walking distance of the Inn in historic downtown Fernandina. 

The Sprouting Project Dinners

Enjoy an intimate, Southern-inspired farm-to-table dinner at The Sprouting Project. Guests will tour Amelia Island Plantation’s state-of-the-art aquaponic greenhouse, expansive organic garden, and a large collection of beehives before enjoying a plated dinner that incorporates items harvested directly from The Sprouting Project. This monthly event takes place on a chosen Saturday evening at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. 

Egan’s Creek Greenway Walking Tours 

Discover the natural beauty of Amelia Island with Egan’s Greenway Walking Tours! The Parks & Recreation Department offers free leisurely walking tours that explore the flora and fauna of the Egan’s Creek Greenway, a protected area of more than 300 acres that runs north to south along Egan’s Creek. The walks are held the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pre-register for nature walks at least two days in advance by calling 904-310-3350, ext 1.

Winter 

Fernandina Beach Lighted Christmas Parade | December

Christmas celebration located in historic downtown Fernandina Beach that includes a parade with live music and entertainment. The big guy Claus himself even makes an appearance!

New Year’s Eve Shrimp Drop | December 

Ring in the New Year along Centre Street with a celebration that includes food vendors, live music, family-friendly games, fireworks, and more!

Amelia Island Restaurant Week | January

Taste local flavors with Amelia Island Restaurant Week! This Amelia Island event features 10 days of delicious menus at participating restaurants. 

Spring

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival | March & April 

Enjoy performances by world-class musicians at various locations across Amelia Island. 

Amelia Island Wellness Festival | April

Chat with local wellness experts and explore different ways of maintaining personal wellness in mind, body, and spirit. 

Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival | May 

Thematic weekend-long event that includes a parade, music at the waterfront, fireworks, food vendors, antique and vintage dealers, and artisans along Centre Street and 2nd Street through 7th Street.

Summer

Shrimp Days of Summer | August 

Enjoy learning about Amelia Island’s maritime history and culture at the Shrimp Days of Summer. Visit the shrimping museum, take an eco-tour, embark on a kayak adventure, and more! 

Endless Summer Watermelon Ride | September (Canceled for 2020)

Bike race across Amelia Island!

Fall 

College Football – University of Florida | September – December

Partake in Gator pride when you watch a University of Florida college football game at Amelia Island bars and restaurants. Here, we bleed orange and blue!

Amelia Island Jazz Festival | October (Virtual event for 2020)

Enjoy the classic sounds of jazz music at various events that feature live music, wine tastings, dancing, and more!

Zooma Amelia Island | October (Canceled for 2020)

Amelia Island’s premier 5K, 12K, and half marathon. Enjoy live music, food and drinks, and pampering at the post-race party. You deserve it! 

Stay Near the Fun at The Addison on Amelia Island

Stay near all of the best Amelia Island events at The Addison on Amelia Island. Our bed and breakfast features 14 guest rooms that each boast unique charm. Any overnight stay at our Inn includes daily breakfast, happy hour, and access to our one-of-a-kind concierge services

Take a virtual tour of The Addison on Amelia Island or check our availability to start planning your trip. We can’t wait to show you around!

 

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